FA Malawi slaps Wanderers with fines: Nomads to challenge ‘complete nonsense’

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Competitions Organising Committee has slapped Mighty Be Forward Wanderers on charges of unsporting behaviors laid against the club in relation to events that occurred at half time of a Carlsberg Cup semifinal match between Wanderers and Mangochi Police at the Kamuzu Stadium on 27th September 2016.

Nomads players celebrate
Nomads players celebrate

According to a statement signed by FAM Chief Executive Officer Sugzo Nyirenda, the committee found Wanderers football club guilty of bullying a Mangochi Police Football Club player by pouring him pork soup and as a result slapped them with a K500 000 fine as per article 24.12 of the Carlsberg Cup Rules and Regulations.

The Committee also slapped Wanderers Football Club with a K150,000 fine for bringing the game of football into disrepute following the negative publicity of the match as a result of the actions of its supporters.

Reacting to the development, Wanderers General Secretary Mike Butao said the fines are a non starter and that his club is ready to challenge FAM for the decision.

“This is complete nonsense. I don’t think the so called FAM Competitions Organizing Committee is aware of its responsibilities. How do they fine Wanderers when they failed to tighten security at the match? FAM has been playing some politics on this issue since it occurred and they have been using all fronts to manipulate the truth,” said Butao.

Commenting on the development, a renowned soccer commentator told Nyasa Times that FAM has lost track in the way it administers football in the country.

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